Asian handicap betting: what you need to know

updated on 16 January 2022

If you’re new to the world of sports betting, Asian handicap betting may seem like a confusing and complicated concept. However, with a basic understanding of how it works, you can easily place wagers on your favorite sports matches and enjoy the excitement that comes with gambling. In this article, we will break down the basics of Asi an handicap betting so that you can confidently start placing bets.

What is Asian handicap betting and how does it work

Asian handicap betting is a type of wager for sports. In Asian handicap betting, the weaker team receives a specified number of points at the beginning of the game. These points are subtracted from their final score, making it possible for the weaker team to lose by less than if there wasn't a handicap involved. If they win, they would beat their handicap and have an odd number of points. If they lose, they will have an even number of points which is less than their handicap.

The benefits of Asian handicap betting

There are a number of benefits to using Asian handicap betting. One of the main benefits is that it provides a more level playing field for teams of different strengths. This makes it possible for people to bet on games that they would not have normally bet on, as the odds are more favorable. Asian handicap betting also removes the possibility of a draw, as one team will always win. This can be helpful for those who are looking to make a quick profit from their bets.

Asian handicap lines in football and their outcomes depending on the team result

Alternative Asian Handicap betting offer
Alternative Asian Handicap betting offer

There are three different types of Asian handicap lines: positive, negative and decimal.

Positive handicaps give the weaker team a head start, while negative handicaps give the stronger team a disadvantage. Decimal handicaps work a little differently, as they use fractions instead of whole numbers. This makes it possible to have a draw, as the two teams would cancel each other out.

The outcomes of Asian handicap lines depend on the result of the game. A positive handicap will result in a win for the weaker team, while a negative handicap will result in a win for the stronger team. Decimal handicaps work a little differently, as they will result in a draw unless the weaker team wins by two goals or more.

Asian handicap lines
Asian handicap lines

Asian handicap 0.0

Asian handicap 0 is the most basic type of Asian handicap betting. In this type of wager, the weaker team starts the game with a 0 point advantage. If they lose, they will have an even number of points which is less than their handicap. If they win, they would beat their handicap and have an odd number of points.

Example: you bet on Team A 0.0

If Team A wins, you win your bet. If draw, your stake is refunded. If Team A loses, you lose your bet.

Asian handicap 0.25 (0.0, 0.5)

Asian handicap 0.25 is a type of wager where the weaker team starts the game with a 0.25 point advantage. If they lose, they will have an even number of points which is less than their handicap. If they win, they would beat their handicap and have an odd number of points.

Example: you bet on Team A -0.25

If Team A wins, you win your bet. If draw, you lose half of your stake and the other half is refunded to you. If Team A loses, you lose your bet.

Example: you bet on Team B +0.25

If Team B wins, you win your bet. If draw, you win half of your stake and the other half is refunded to you. If Team B loses, you lose your bet.

Asian handicap 0.5

In Asian handicap 0.5, the weaker team starts the game with a 0.5 point advantage over their opponent. If they lose, they will have an even number of points which is less than their handicap (excluding half a point). This means that if they lose by 2 goals to 1, they would have a score of 1.5 which is rounded down to 1. If they win, they beat their handicap and have an odd number of points.

Example: you bet on Team A -0.5

If Team A wins, you win your bet. If draw or Team A loses, you lose your bet.

Example: you bet on Team B +0.5

If Team B wins or draw, you win your bet. If Team B loses, you lose your bet.

Asian handicap 0.75 (0.5, 1)

In Asian handicap 0.75, the weaker team starts the game with a 0.75 point advantage over their opponent. If they lose, they will have an even number of points which is less than their handicap (excluding three quarters of a point). This means that if they lose by 2 goals to 1, they would have a score of 1.25 which is rounded down to 1. If they win, they beat their handicap and have an odd number of points.

Example: you bet on Team A -0.75

If Team A wins by 2 or more goals (2-0 3-1), you win your bet. If Team A wins by one goal (1-0 2-1) you win half of your stake and the other half is refunded. If draw or Team B wins, you lose your bet.

Example: you bet on Team B +0.75

If Team B wins or draw, you win your bet. If Team A wins by one goal (1-0 2-1) you lose half of your stake and the other half is refunded. If Team A wins by 2 or more goals (2-0 3-1), you lose your bet.

Asian handicap 1

In Asian handicap 1, the weaker team starts the game with a 1 point advantage over their opponent. If they lose, they will have an even number of points which is less than their handicap (excluding 1 point). If they win, they beat their handicap and have an odd number of points.

Example: you bet on Team A -1

If Team A wins by 2 or more goals (2-0 3-1), you win your bet. If Team A wins by 1 goal (1-0 2-1) the stake is refunded. If draw or Team A loses, you lose your bet.

Example: you bet on Team B +1

If Team B wins or draw, you win your bet. If Team B loses by 1 goal (1-0 2-1) the stake is refunded. If Team B loses by 2 or more goals (2-0 3-1), you lose your bet.

Asian handicap 1.25 (1, 1.5)

In Asian handicap 1.25, the weaker team starts the game with a 1.25 point advantage over their opponent. If they lose, they will have an even number of points which is less than their handicap (excluding 1.25 points). If they win, they beat their handicap and have an odd number of points.

Example: you bet on Team A -1.25

If Team A wins by 2 or more goals (2-0 3-1), you win your bet. If Team A wins by 1 goal (1-0 2-1) half of the stake is refunded and half of the stake is lost. If draw or Team A loses, you lose your bet.

Example: you bet on Team B +1.25

If Team B wins or draw, you win your bet. If Team B loses by 1 goal (1-0 2-1) half of the stake is refunded and half of the stake is won. If Team B loses by 2 or more goals (2-0 3-1), you lose your bet.

Asian handicap 1.5

Here, the stronger team starts out with a lead of 1.5 points over the weaker team. If they lose, they will have an even number of points which is less than their handicap (excluding 1.5 points). If they win, they beat their handicap and have an odd number of points.

Example: you bet on Team A -1.5

If Team A wins by 2 or more goals (2-0 3-1), you win your bet. If Team A wins by 1 goal (1-0 2-1), draw or loses, you lose your bet.

Example: you bet on Team B +1.5

If Team B doesn't lose by more than 1 goal (1-0 2-1) you win your bet. If Team B loses by 2 or more goals (2-0 3-1), you lose your bet.

You can find teams to bet AH -1.5 on quick stats section inside Home wins tab or Away wins tab.

Quick stats section - Makeyourstats app
Quick stats section - Makeyourstats app

Alternative types of Asian handicap betting

In addition to being able to place straight bets on teams with Asian handicap betting, you can also bet on:

·          Total Goals Over Asian Handicap – this type of bet is used to predict the over/under results of a game. For example, if you want to bet on whether or not there will be more than 2.5 goals during a match, it would be a total bet.

·         First-half Asian Handicap – this type of bet is made during the first half of a game and it involves predicting which team will lead at some point during that period. For example, you bet on Team A -0.5, but only for the first half result.

·          Second-half Asian Handicap – these types of bets are made during the second half of a game and they involve predicting which team will lead at some point during that period. For example, you bet on Team A +0.5, but only for the second half result.

·          Outrights – this type of bet is used to predict who will win the tournament.

If you're new to this type of betting, it's important to understand how it works before you start placing any bets.

I hope this article helped you to get started with Asian handicap betting in order to make informed decisions when placing your bets.

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